Patent to Gilliam Cornelse

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We, Willem Kieft, etc... have given and granted to Gilliam Cornelse a certain lot located on the island of Manhattan along the public canal; its breadth on the south along the road opposite the lot of Gerrit Douman is 8 rods, 3 feet; on the north 8 rods, 3 feet; on the east opposite the lot of Abraham Rycken 5 rods, 3 feet; on the west along the lot of Evert Snyder 5 rods, 3 feet, with the express conditions etc...

Done at Fort Amsterdam in New Netherland, 25 March 1647.


Translation: Gehring, C. trans./ed., New York Historical Manuscripts: Dutch, Vols. GG, HH & II, Land Papers, 1630-1664 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.: 1980).A complete copy of this publication is available on theĀ New Netherland Institute website.